Lurene Marie Richard Boxley, born October 22, 1937, to Carl Lee Richard and Edith Hunter Richard in Texarkana, Texas. Lurene was known by many names, Missie, Missie Lou, Ladybug, mama, Momo and Grandma to name a few. The most important of all would be a child of God. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. Lurene attended and graduated from the only school for African American children in Texarkana, Rosborough School. Lurene began cosmetology school in Texarkana but completed her studies in San Antonio, Texas from Hicks Beauty School and became a licensed cosmetologist. It was also during this time she met and married her husband of 46 years, Clemment Boxley. She was also a teacher’s aide at Collier Elementary School, attended San Antonio College (SAC) to receive her certification in bookkeeping and worked at St. Stephen Baptist Church for nine years as the church secretary. While all of this was occurring, she still took time to care for her mother and family without missing a beat. Lurene loved going to church, cooking, traveling, and quilting but most of all she loved her family. After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, Missie continued living life and leaning on her faith. The year 2016 was the year we were told to prepare for the worst, once again her faith never wavered. God blessed her and us with another five years. It was this year, 2021 that her health began to rapidly decline and after a courageous fight her Heavenly Father called her home to be with him on June 9, 2021. Lurene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers and six sisters. Missie Lou leaves to treasure her memories he two daughters, Adria Elain Boxley and Clemmie Teal Boxley of San Antonio, Texas; a granddaughter, Etpoy (Stancley) Zephir of McDonough, Georgia; a grandson, Idris (Ashley) Sneed of Livingston, Louisiana; three great grandchildren, London Zion Zephir, Kingston Carter Sneed and Laikyn Nicole Sneed and a sister, Ozie R. Carson of Texarkana, Texas as well as numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.

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  1. With Heartfelt Condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. “Aunt Missy” will remain in our hearts forever. Love Nell and Wilson Family.

  2. Auntie, We love you so much… Your smile and laughter will forever be in our thoughts. Your wisdom itself could move mountains. You will always remain in our hearts and prayers. The Lord sure knows how to pick em’! He got the best when he picked you. I have so much more to say but there’s not enough room. LOL! I’ll talk to you later! I hope you like Lillie’s! I Love you! We Love you! Many kisses and hugs from London, Emma and I. Forever in Our Hearts, We love you, London, Emma and Loraine (Peaches)

  3. Miss Missy used to do all of our hair for years when we were little girls on Bee St. When I think of Miss Missy, to this day, I think of kind, calm and loving. She was a big part of the formative years of our lives on Bee St. She was a very good person. So sorry for your loss Teal and Lain Debbie Franklin

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